MUSP4321 - Principal Instrument Jazz B


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Practical examination 100/100 15 minutes

Course content

The course requires significant independent study from students. Individual instruction includes instrumental skills with an emphasis on improvisation. The ensemble instruction includes repertoire development, practice in improvisation, conducting, and test technique. During the course the student will receive relevant studio training.

Compulsory courses:
Secondary Instrument Jazz B:
The secondary instrument is the drums. Drum players study the piano.

Music presentation:
The course includes preparation, performance, and evaluation of a tour. Each individual student must submit a project report at the end of the course.

Learning outcome

The candidate:
-has knowlegde aboute planning a tour, development of repertoire and the processes that is essential in the realisation of large consert-projects.
-Has knowledge about and controls relevant techniques in interpretation, practicing, musical performance preparations, and how to prevent body strain damages

The candidate:
-Has instrumental/vocal skills on a level that makes him/her able to carry out their artistic intentions
-Shows artistic expression, and can relate to the audience in different settings.
-Can work goal-oriented and independent, alone and together with others.
-Takes initiative to play in ensembles, and shows ability to musical communication.
-Has skills in improvisation.
-Has basic skilles in secondary instrument.

Learning methods and activities

Individual instruction - one lesson a week for 24 weeks.

Group instruction - maximum 44 lessons in total for ensemble projects, provided in concentrated periods during the academic year.

Project - various forms of instruction. Compulsory courses.

Participation in projects, seminars and concerts is compulsory.

Secondary Instrument Jazz B: Instruction: The equivalent of 0,5 to 1 hour group lessons per week for 24 weeks. The course is approved based on participation in compulsory instruction.

Music Presentation: Instruction is presented as a project, in the equivalent of 2 lessons per week in practice groups formed into ensembles. The course is approved based on participation in compulsory instruction and submitted project report.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction
  • Course in Secondary Instrument jazz B
  • Music Presentation course

Further on evaluation

Practical exam, duration 15 minutes. All compulsory courses must be approved prior to the exam.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Music Performance Studies (BMUSK)

Required previous knowledge

Requires passed MUSP4311 or corresponding course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  22.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Performance Studies


Examination arrangement: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Practical examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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